After adding burner Paul Richardson Jr. during the 2018 free agency period and watching his season end early to injury, head coach Jay Gruden could look to add another speedy, high-flying wideout in Arizona St. wide receiver receiver N'Keal Harry.
That's what The Ringer's Danny Kelly believes in his lastest mock draft, mentioning that Harry, "simply won't be beat at the catch point, even if he lacks twitchy speed."
As a three-year starter in Tempe, Harry produced eye-popping numbers that ranked him among the top receivers in college football. After finishing his career as a Sun Devil ranked third in school history in receptions (213) and receiving yards (2,889), Harry declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
In 2018, the 6-foot-2 Chandler, Arizona native recorded a career-high 10 touchdowns along with 1,088 yards receiving. Harry topped off his junior season by being named to the PAC-12 All-Conference first team as a receiver, and was also named as a second-team All PAC-12 return specialist.
As a sophomore in 2017, he was named to the All PAC-12 First Team after leading all conference receivers with 87 receiving yards per game. After displaying sure hands throughout his time in Tempe, Harry's 82 receptions in 2017 were third most in school history in one season. According to Pro Football Focus, Harry averaged a 107.0 QB rating when he was targeted, over 16 points higher than the NCAA average.
As a true freshman, Harry became only the second Sun Devil wide out in school history to score a touchdown in two of his first three starts. He went on to record 58 receptions that led all freshman pass catchers in college football, and was named a freshman All-American from Scout, Campus Insiders, and Pro Football Focus.
After showing his complete skill set at the NFL Combine, Harry ultimately boosted his draft stock, and could possibly be the first receiver taken in this year's draft. After being compared to Steelers' receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for his ability not only as a pass-catcher but return man as well, Harry could potentially provide the Redskins with an elite No. 1 receiving option with the ability to run past defenders, as he displayed at the combine with his official 4.53 40 at 228 pounds. His play-making ability to create mismatches and rise up over defenders with his 6-foot-2 frame and 38.5-inch vertical to win "50-50" and jump balls all over the field.